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Author Topic: Which nudicaulis is this?  (Read 725 times)
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« on: July 14, 2012, 10:36:57 »

Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me which nudicaulis this is?

I've seen it with the name Ae nudicaulis 'Rubra', but can anyone confirm this?

Thanks in advance,

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 11:14:36 »

Hi Ned,

Looks to me like a beautiful Aech. nudicaulis 'Xavante' to me!

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 11:17:09 »

Hi.
I remember reading somewhere that Aechmea nudicaulis var rubra has a cultivar name- Aechmea 'Xavante'.
A much better colour than mine.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 05:07:11 »

Hi Nev,

Yep, 'Xavante' is the one.  There are still a lot of them going around locally with labels carrying the old name 'rubra'.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 12:54:43 »

This thread got me thinking, I've certainly seen an A.naudicaulis 'rubra' labelled as such in a collection here in Oz, though the plant was completely red! All the 'Xavante's I've seen are speckled, including mine here in Melbourne. Makes me wonder whether there really is a distinction between 'rubra' (all red) and 'Xavante' (more complex variations of red and green blotching).

Is there anyone out there with blood red forms, to compare with 'Xavante'?

Ah, and sorry Nev for calling you Ned, bad typo from only being able to type with 7 fingers!

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 02:04:22 »

Erik, I have Xavante and two different pure red forms. Whether these are hybrids or species I don't really know. I've had no luck putting pollen on Xavante, it never gives me any seeds.
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